Talkspace provides users with an innovative and unconventional method of accessing therapy in a way that is more personalized. The app connects users, or clients, with licensed therapists after assessing their individual needs, and after clients are assigned one of the mental health professionals, they will be working with the same one each time they use the service.
Through this app, people can send messages to their assigned primary therapist anytime, and the therapist will respond to their messages up to 2 times a day. And if a client needs more time with their therapist, a video chat session can be scheduled. The cost for using this service is very low compared to traditional therapy sessions that are held in a doctor’s office. With the $39 a week plan, a client can text or send video and audio messages to their therapist 2 times a day, and with the $49 a week package, not only can clients text or video and audio message their therapist, but they will be given a choice of 2 professionals to contact, as well as the ability to schedule one Live Session per month, which will last for 30 minutes.
There are over 1500 licensed therapists in the Talkspace network, and they all have to follow the same strict professional codes that therapists in the traditional setting have to follow when it comes to client confidentiality or privilege. The app, which was started in 2012 by Oren and Roni Frank, is safe to use because all of the client’s personal information is encrypted and stored in the system in a responsible manner. The Talkspace company is based in New York, and it is one of the most popular online therapy apps on the market, due to its low cost, and the fact that it provides easy access to personalized therapy.